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SEC Announces Schedule of Witnesses for Public Hearing on Auditor Independence



Schedule of Appearances, Public Hearing
July 26, 2000, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Washington, D.C., July 20, 2000 – As previously announced, the Commission is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, July 26, 2000 in connection with its proposed rule amendments regarding auditor independence. The hearing will take place in the William O. Douglas Room of the Commission's headquarters at 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549. The following is a schedule of appearances for the hearing:

9:00 am: Opening Statements by the Chairman and Commissioners
9:20 am: Session One
  John D. Hawke, Jr., Comptroller of the Currency
9:40 am: Session Two
  J. Michael Cook, former Chairman and CEO,
    Deloitte & Touche
10:00 am: Session Three
  Rick Antle, Professor of Accounting,
    Yale School of Management

John C. Coffee, Jr., Professor of Law,
    Columbia University Law School

Paul B.W. Miller, Professor of Accounting,
    University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
11:10 am: Break
11:20 am: Session Four
  John H. Biggs, Chairman, President and CEO,

Ray J. Groves, former Chairman and CEO,
    Ernst & Young
12:00 pm: Lunch Break
1:00 pm: Session Five
  Representative, Arthur Andersen
Representative, Deloitte & Touche
Representative, KPMG
2:00 pm: Session Six
  Jack T. Ciesielski, R.G. Associates, Inc. and Publisher,
    The Analyst's Accounting Observer
2:20 pm: Session Seven
  William T. Allen, Chair,
    Independence Standards Board

John C. Bogle, Member,
    Independence Standards Board

Robert E. Denham, Member,
    Independence Standards Board

Manuel H. Johnson, Member,
    Independence Standards Board
3:10 pm: Break
3:20 pm: Session Eight
  George Loewenstein, Professor of Economics and Psychology,
    Carnegie Mellon University

Max H. Bazerman, Professor, Kellogg Graduate School
    of Management, Northwestern University, and
    Fellow, Harvard Business School

Douglas R. Carmichael, Professor of Accounting,
    Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York,
    and former Vice-President, AICPA

Curtis C. Verschoor, Research Professor,
    DePaul University
4:20 pm: Session Nine
  Dan L. Goldwasser, Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz
Alfred M. King, Chairman of the Board,
    Valuation Research Corporation

Mark Santarsario, President, Marshall & Stevens, Inc.
Nimish Patel, Pollet & Richardson
5:30 pm: Conclusion